Latest from Jonathan O'Connell

Trump’s D.C. hotel made millions from foreign governments but still struggled, federal documents show

The House Oversight and Reform Committee released hundreds of pages of financial records that Democrats say shows former president Donald Trump's luxury hotel in D.C. lost millions while he was in office despite allegedly getting preferential treatment from a bank.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Explore updated SBA data on businesses that received PPP loans

The Small Business Administration has released additional data about loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, complying with a federal court order as part of a lawsuit by The Washington Post and other media organizations.
  • Oct 4, 2021

Mississippi aid program gave little help to renters but millions to a top law firm

Balch & Bingham’s earnings show how states — under pressure to distribute funds — can end up giving no-bid contracts to firms with close political ties.
  • Oct 1, 2021

The feared eviction ‘tsunami’ has not yet happened. Experts are conflicted on why.

Eviction filings have fallen or remained flat in many areas after the federal eviction moratorium was struck down.
  • Sep 28, 2021

Trump Tower’s key tenants have fallen behind on rent and moved out. But Trump has one reliable customer: His own PAC.

Trump’s PAC pays more than $37,000 a month for space at the tower — the latest instance of Trump using donors’ money to prop up his businesses.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Fast but uneven spate of evictions loom after Supreme Court frees landlords to oust tenants.

The Biden administration had tried to intervene but now many renters could face eviction in the coming days.
  • Aug 28, 2021

Supreme Court strikes down CDC eviction moratorium despite delta’s rise

Justices say federal agency lacks power to halt evictions in face of coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aug 26, 2021

With tenants who won’t pay or leave, small landlords face struggles of their own

Many corporate apartment chains catering to white-collar workers are raising rents and booking enormous profits while some small landlords are giving up and deciding to sell as the eviction moratorium stretches on.
  • Aug 10, 2021

The eviction moratorium has been extended for many renters, but not for all. Here’s what you need to know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a temporary order extending the federal eviction moratorium after it expired on July 31. Although the new moratorium will cover a lot of renters, many will still need to figure out what they have to pay, what rental assistance may be available, and the best options for catching up on past-due payments.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Evictions are about to restart as tenants wait on billions in unspent rental aid

Overall just 36 out of more than 400 states, counties and cities reporting data to the Treasury Department were able to spend half of the money allotted them by the end of June. Another 49 hadn’t spent any funds at all.
  • Jul 30, 2021